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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    The internals are every eighteen months (ish). Unless I buy new internal hardware in which case out comes the air can and the hoover.
    I have to clean the front of the case every week as the fan that draws the air in creates a dust layer there.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    I clean the external filters about once a month & about twice a year I take it out to the garage & blow out the dust with my air line. It needs doing now.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Every couple of months. Doesn't get that dirty mostly. Just the videocard does get clogged with lint and dust.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    I wait until I either have an overheating problem or I notice it looking dirty!

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    There was a time I did it about every 6 months, now I'm really not sure, it's been about an year since I've last cleaned it. It still looks very clean! Positive pressure and dust filters are really helping me here. I just need to clean the filters every month

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Only when I cannot see the flashing LEDs inside, is it time to clean the dust.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Not too often, but maybe between 1-2 years for compressed air and a fair amount of months for a brief filter "clean".

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Dust filters once a month but only got an air compressor which cleaned the inside of my PC for the first time since buying it 8 years ago.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Once a month for a clean (Air blower, wipe down etc), every 6-12 months (depending on use) I strip them down and re-paste etc.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    When i upgrade every 3-5 years. I might fill up the water once a year if she's lucky.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Whenever I get around to it. Last time, I found several cobwebs, a few spider bodies, a bird's nest and a family of hobbits that had fallen on hard times.

    Oh, okay, I might be exaggerating a smidge. I actually clean it regularly .... once per system rebuild, or per decade, whichever comes later.
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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    My new PC sits on top of the old one to reduce dust intake and no regular cleaning routine.
    However I do have constant temperature displays, so am quickly aware of a problem.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    rarely - more a clean of the outside and the dust filters :-)

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    With effective dust filters and a positive air pressure fan setup, it's something I need do only very rarely.
    Ditto.
    DemciFlex filters (and alike) are a must, if one has cats.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norkay View Post
    DemciFlex filters (and alike) are a must, if one has cats.
    Thanks for that, never heard of them but looks interesting.

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    Re: QOTW: How often do you clean inside your PC?

    My previous Zalman HD501 Home Cinema case needed doing monthly given it was desktop form factor and a lot of open vents on the top allowed dust and dog hair to get in.

    My new Fractal Design Focus G has sponge like filters on the different grates on the front and underside so very little gets in. Since April haven't had to open it once for cleaning and it is still looking spotless so at a rough guess will probably need doing every 6-8 months to remove light surface dust

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